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    Every gkue a cam back on a rotary dryer timer?
    I recently decided to tear a bad timer apart since I did not have another and was curious as to what was wrong with it. I had tweo more similar to it with no motors on them. There was one differnt digit in the model numbers of the two and the one I was trying to figure out. I noticed for the firs time the same cam had come loose from the shaft. My intentions were to try and glue and wedge a pice of rubber in the gap in the cam to hold it in place. I noticed someone had already glued one of the ese back in place.
    The glue did and wedge did allow the dryer to go through the cycles, but it may be a little off the "OFF" position in the timed cycle. It would sometimes just keep running instead of turning off after the "Cool Down" part of the cycle. It did turn off in the "Auto High Heat" cycle when we tried it. I told my grandson to not leave the dryer while running. It may be a temp fix to give him time to get a new dryer.

    I noticed the piece that holds the cam in place was broken in all three timers on the same gam as if someone had turned the timer in the wrong direction.

    This was a Whlpl made dryer.

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    Every gkue a cam back on a rotary dryer timer?
    Tried once, didn't work well so I never tried again.
    New or rebuilt timers for me now on.

    jeff.
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    Out of curiosity, what type glue did you use? I finally ended up using pvc all purpose. First it did not work. I then read on the can not to use on rps plastic or something like that. Cleaned it off and used straight glue. It then stuck. For how long is anyone's guess. I was going to try Plasti-weld but could not find it. I have used it on washer tubs before.
    Anyway the rubber wedge may be what is holding the cam in place. Interested in seeing how long it works.

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    I used contact cement.
    Then tried pvc glue.
    Then tried dollar store plastic glue.
    None worked for me!

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    Talked to a longtime friend who has worked on appliances since I was teenager. I mentioned this and he said he used some sort of contact glue his daughter uses to glue fingernails on with. He said something about fiberglass in it or something.
    As far as I know the one I glued is still working with the pvc without using the primer.
    It did not stick at all with the primer on that particulr type if plastic or whatever it was.

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    on that particulr type if plastic or whatever it was.
    It is like a wax(ie) plastic.

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    Update: So far, so good.

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    Glad to hear that

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